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Obituaries

  • November 08, 2023
    Margaret Ann Bowman, age 100, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Pioneer Care Center in Fergus Falls. She was born on April 10, 1923, in Lane, South Dakota, to Henry G. and Anna (Meinen) Janssen. Her childhood was spent on a farm near Lane. As a young woman, she lived and worked in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. Margaret married Elmer Richard Bowman, of Kenneth, on Oct. 22, 1948…
  • November 08, 2023
    Bernard “Bernie” Dale Stoltenberg, 78, died peacefully on Nov. 3, 2023. He was a longtime resident of Brandon, South Dakota. A private family service will be held at a later date. Bernie will be buried next to his mother and uncles in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone, Minnesota. Bernie “Bernie” Dale Stoltenberg was born in Hendricks, Minnesota, to Anna Mae Stoltenberg on July 5, 1945. He grew…
  • November 08, 2023
    Henry Mess, age 74, of Rushmore, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, officiated by Pastor Daren Flinck. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Adrian Cemetery. Dingmann…
  • November 01, 2023
    Jarvis M. Boisen, age 96, of Luverne, Minnesota, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, while at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials may be directed to the Luverne Dollars for Scholars in memory of Jarv…
  • November 01, 2023
    Ronald Gene Bruhn, age 72, of Hardwick, Minnesota, died Oct. 26, 2023, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage after a long battle of illness. He was the oldest of five sisters and two brothers. Ron was born on May 18, 1951, in Luverne, Minnesota, to Harm and Evelyn (Wieck) Bruhn. He attended Magnolia High School and graduated in 1969. Ron was married in 1973 for 17 years. The couple had four…
  • November 01, 2023
    Sara Melissa Sammons, age 53, of New Ulm, died peacefully with her family by her side on Oct. 26, 2023, at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids after a hard-fought, nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at The Franklin Event Center (formerly known as Inspire) in New Ulm led by her brother-in-law, Patrick Belisle.  Parking…
  • November 01, 2023
    John “Jack” Charles Mulligan, age 90, of Luverne, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, while at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home with a prayer service to begin at 6:30 p.m.  A funeral service will be on Friday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne with…
  • October 25, 2023
    Charlotte “Char” De Groot, age 72, of Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. She was born June 23, 1951, in Slayton, to John and Nelvina (Lolkus) Vis. Char grew up on a farm northwest of Chandler where she attended school and church. She graduated from Southwest Christian High School and later attended Worthington Community College…
  • October 18, 2023
    Robert Jon Shimmin, age 79, of Kenneth, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in his home on Oct. 10, 2023. A visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 1-2 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, Minnesota, with a memorial service to begin at 2 p.m. Private family burial will occur at a later time. To sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquistfuneral.com
  • October 18, 2023
    Pauline Alice Ailts, 84, of Luverne, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Midland Township, near Little Rock, Iowa, to John and Aafka (Martens) Ohling. Pauline was baptized on Jan. 1, 1939, at the Bethel Reformed Church in rural Ellsworth. She attended country school in Midland Township and graduated from Little Rock High School in…
  • October 18, 2023
    Carol (Rohlck) Braa, 82, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Peace Lutheran Church, 5509 W. 41st Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Interment will be at a later date at Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, Minnesota. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will…
  • October 18, 2023
    William “Bill” Eugene Elias, age 83, of Adrian, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. He was born on Oct. 31, 1939, in Adrian to William and Lena (Thompson) Elias. He attended Adrian High School and graduated in 1957. Bill married the love of his life, Carolyn Heitkamp, on Nov. 3, 1962, at St. Adrian Catholic Church where they have been members since. They were…
  • October 18, 2023
    Dean Melvin Schnaible, age 88, of Adrian, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minnesota. He was born May 21, 1935, in Java, South Dakota, to Otto and Alice (Overseth) Schnaible. After high school graduation, he married Maralyn A. Merkel on Sept. 21, 1957. After achieving his degree in elementary education at Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Dean…
  • October 18, 2023
    Harvey Roy Crable III, age 74, entered the peace and glory of heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2023, at his cherished lake home near Park Rapids, Minnesota. Harvey was a loving husband, a devoted father, and a beloved grandfather who left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him. Harvey was born on March 16, 1949, in Topeka, Kansas, to proud parents Harvey Jr. and IvaGean Crable. At a…
  • October 11, 2023
    Raymond L. Schulte, age 72, of Luverne, Minnesota, formerly of Hartford, South Dakota, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 14, from 12-3 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial with military honors will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Attendees are asked to come in casual attire. To sign an…
  • October 11, 2023
    Dean Melvin Schnaible, age 88, of Adrian, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minnesota.    A time of fellowship will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Adrian. A private family committal service will take place at a later date.
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